Pilots are the cowboys of the air, roaming the wide-open skies and herding children's runaway balloons. Giddy up, up, and away with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $280 for a 60-minute Sawtooth Mountain aerial tour for two ($600 value)
- $390 for a 60-minute Sawtooth Mountain aerial tour for three ($900 value)
- $480 for a 60-minute Sawtooth Mountain aerial tour for four ($1,200 value)
- $575 for a 60-minute Sawtooth Mountain aerial tour for five ($1,500 value)
A scenic flight departs from Boise and voyages deep into the Idaho wilderness. From their perch within a Cessna aircraft flying at 1,000 feet, passengers feast their eyes upon landmarks such as the Sawtooth Range and pristine lakes unfurling resplendently beneath them.
After more than 20 years in business, what began with one aircraft shepherding fishers through the Idaho backcountry has blossomed into a gleaming six-Cessna fleet offering charter service deep into the wilderness. Overseeing the whole operation is SP Aircraft’s founder, Andy Patrick, a charter-industry veteran with many close contacts in the backcountry-outfitter, river-guide, and tour-company arena. The outfit’s trip packages dispense wild majesty and creature comforts in equal measure, much like receiving a foot massage from a grizzly bear. The Sawtooth Air Tour and Backcountry Brunch, for example, begins with a 90-minute flight over the Sawtooth Range, Dagger Falls, and the Deadwood Reservoir and culminates in a multicourse brunch. Meanwhile, the Mackay Bar Overnight Steelhead Fishing on the Main Salmon River trip invites travelers to try their luck on the “River of No Return”—so-called because, unlike most rivers, it only flows one way.